1. Peachy313's Avatar
    When my phone is off, I usually wake it up by pushing the home button and all it did was turn on the screen and I would be returned to the Internet browser, or messaging or whatever I had open. But now for some reason , it turns on the screen and takes me to the home screen no matter what app was open. How do I change it back?
    05-17-2013 01:58 PM
  2. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Have you recently added any new apps or app updates, or an OTA update? Are you using a 3rd party launcher?
    05-17-2013 04:30 PM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    I thought they changed the Home button behavior between ICS and Jelly Bean? It used to just wake the phone up, but now it actually takes you to the main Home screen, regardless of where you were when the phone went to sleep.
    So I just use the power button instead.

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    05-18-2013 02:47 AM
  4. Peachy313's Avatar
    Ok, for some reason it fixed itself... Thanks for the help though
    05-18-2013 12:28 PM
  5. KCPhil's Avatar
    Actually, I'd like to find out how to turn off that function entirely. My phone is constantly waking itself up. I'll be walking along and hear the noise it makes whenever a 'button' is pushed on-screen. It took me a while to figure out that it wakes up when the Home button is pushed, which evidently happens quite a bit. I'd rather it wake up only when I push the power button on the side. I have a Galaxy S4 Active, btw.
    08-19-2013 11:44 AM
  6. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I'm not aware of any way to prevent the home button from turning the phone on. Using a flip case would prevent the button from being pressed in your pocket, though.
    08-19-2013 11:16 PM

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